1 Tahrcountry Musings: Lights Out On February 1St

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Lights Out On February 1St

The "Alliance pour la Plan├Ęte" (A national grouping of environmental
associations) has appealed to all citizens to give the planet 5 minutes respite on 1st Of February.


GMT (+1) - i.e. Spain, France and central europe - 7.55pm

GMT - Portugal & UK - 6.55pm
GMT (-5) - Eastern USA - 1.55pm
GMT (-8) - Western USA - 10.55am

India - GMT (+5.30) India
February 2, 2007 at 12:25:00 AM

The purpose is not just to save electricity for 5 minutes that day, but also to draw the attention of citizens, the media and the authorities to the waste of energy and the need to initiate action! 5 minutes respite for the planet:that's not long; it costs nothing and will show our politicians that climate change is something, which should figure, prominently in political debates.

February 1st has been chosen because that is the day on which the latest report of the United Nations Panel of Experts is to be released in Paris. Although this event is scheduled to take place in France, we should not miss this opportunity of drawing attention to the global climatic situation.

If all of us participate our actions will have great public and political resonance, at an important moment in our life.

Please make this appeal as widely known as possible in your own circles andnetworks. Please also publish it on your websites and in your newsletters.


sita Raghavan said...

little drops of water make the mightocean

Tahrman Alembath said...

Yes Sita, little drops of water make the mighty ocean.
Small action by people from across the globe is bound to create mighty ripples.Let us hope that this will open the eyes of the politicians

Prasanth Kodai said...

Yep, only concerted action by all can bring changes. Act locally and bring in the results globally.